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François-René de Chateaubriand

François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand was a French writer, politician, diplomat and historian who had a notable influence on French literature of the nineteenth century. Descended from an old aristocratic family from Brittany, Chateaubriand was a royalist by political disposition. In an age when large numbers of intellectuals turned against the Church, he authored the Génie du christianisme in defense of the Catholic faith. His works include the... Read More

Born4 September 1768
Saint-Malo, Brittany, Kingdom of France
Died4 July 1848 (aged 79)
Paris, Seine, France
Years active1793–1848


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